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Faridabad

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The district headquarter is situated in Faridabad city. Other smaller towns are Ballabhgarh, Palwal and Hodal. The total area of Faridabad district is 2760 sq kms and its population is 14,77,000. Faridabad city is the most populated and most industrialized in whole of Haryana.

The city is said to have been founded in 1607 AD. It is named after Sheikh Farid, Jahangir's treasurer, or Baba Farid, a Sufi saint.

Excursion
Badkhal lake
Badkhal Lake, fringed by hills is a man-made embankment, which holds back the waters of the lake making it a perfect spot for water-sports. Next to Badkhal village, its name probably comes from the Persian word 'bedakhal', which means 'free from interference'. Formed in a scooped natural depression in the Aravalli hills, the lake is fed by rainwater and a small rivulet. On one inlet in the surrounding hill there are rest huts, which are small, cozy and compact.

Baba Farid's Tomb
The city of Faridabad is believed to have been named after Baba Farid. His 'mazar' (grave) in the town is a popular pilgrimage spot for the local population.

Suraj Kund Tourist Complex And The Crafts Fair
Situated at a distance of around 8 Kms from South Delhi, the Suraj Kund Lake provides the perfect getaway for both Delhiites and local residents alike. An ideal picnic spot, a Crafts Mela is held here every year in February. Tourists from all around the world flock to Suraj Kund to buy the best in Indian handicrafts. Close to Badhkal lake is the Peacock Lake, which is another picturesque spot.

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Getting There
By Rail
Local trains connect Faridabad to Delhi and surrounding areas.

By Road
Haryana Roadways has a fleet of buses connecting the city to the neighbouring cities.

Local Transport
Metered autorickshaws, taxis, tongas, private and state-run buses.

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